Icepower car amps for modules?
Has anyone looked into using the innards of one of the IcePower car amps as a base for a home system amp? They seem to go for not very much on eBay (there's one by Eclipse at the moment at quite little for 4 bridgeable 175W 4ohm channels, claims to be full range). Or are the car amp designs entirely different than the home ones?
I got a pair of the 200W AC powered modules that were being sold a while back on the Market forum, am really surprised at how good they turned out, certainly better than what I had been using before. But since B&O won't sell modules to DIYers, wondering if maybe the car amp versions might be another angle towards getting hold of them.
Pioneer sells some nice car amps using B&O ICEpower technology, it uses good opamps and dedicated ICEpower ICs , it seems very well engineered.
All 3 the same model, just different codes for different countries.
Always wanted to buy one out of curiousity ..... never did so far.
Car amps in home
The problem with this is the power supply. You need a honking big 12V power supply to run these amps in home well enough that they won't suck. It cost me $139.00 for a 50A supply on Ebay and it weighs about 40 pounds.
You can bypass the 12v ps in a caramp with a linear one and some juicy caps.
Like this, its not icepower tho: http://s136.photobucket.com/albums/q...caramp/modded/
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